Aroosa Shaukat is a journalist working with Indus News, an English language international news channel based in Lahore, Pakistan. She has been working with the channel since last year as a producer and is attached to the news show ‘Scope’, where she is responsible for the content. She also produces features for the channel.
Aroosa has been a journalist for over 8 years now. A textile engineer by academic training, she switched her career in 2011 when she began working as a cub reporter for The Express Tribune in Lahore. She worked as a reporter for 6 years, reporting on several beats including education, health, human rights, and the social development sector following which she reported on politics. She was part of the cross-media team covering Pakistan’s 2013 General Elections and by-elections during which she reported for television, digital, and print platforms of the Express Media group. She was part of a US reporting fellowship under the US State Department in 2014. During her time at The Express Tribune, she worked on a reporting collaboration with the Medill School of Journalism for 2 consecutive years. She has worked as the Features Editor Digital for Dunya News and has also reported for TRT World during Pakistan’s 2018 General Elections.
As part of the 2019 Chevening Fellowship, she hopes to develop a broader understanding of issues that challenge modern day governance, engage with other professionals from the region and beyond, and be able to exchange professional practices which would enable her to pursue her career further in an ever dynamic media world.